Here is another one of his pronouncements, his 'gifts':
"I feel like Martin Luther innnocenly nailing the 95 thesis on the wall and I'm not even Catholic, I'm a Christian."Bradlee Dean, I was raised and baptized a Lutheran, from a long line of Lutheran ministers and Lutheran church founders. Allow me to assure you, you are nothing whatsoever like the historic Martin Luther. You dirty his name and insult his accomplishments by that reference. I really doubt you are much of a Christian either if you are making statements like that about Catholics, or any other denomination of Christianity.
I don't think any other Christian denomination wants you either - but then you aren't really a minister, since you haven't been ordained, never attended a seminary, and have no legitimate training whatsoever to claim to be a minister which is an actual profession with requirements for academic and other credentials.
Bradlee Dean is as insulting to Jews as he is to Catholics, blaming Jews for the crucifixion of Christ, one of the worst historic pretexts for anti-semitism, which should offend Christians and non-Christians alike, and anyone not on the extreme fringes of the religious right:
What you are, Bradlee Dean is a wack job, a nutso lunatic fringie, abusing religion to make yourself a comfy lifestyle at the expense of people who mostly believe they are donating money to a very different, far worthier cause. What you call preaching Bradlee Dean, is using the name of religion as lipstick to try to beautify the ugly pig that is your beliefs.
You are a coward Bradlee Dean, who makes a lot of noise about respecting our veterans past and present and those currently serving in our armed forces. But you run from any interview that is likely to task you with hard questions. You don't even have the courage of your convictions to stand your ground when it only requires talking, not shooting.
You are the creation of the right wing bigots Bradlee Dean; they deserve you even as they try to disown and disavow you. There is too much documentation in the form of audio and video files, still photos, and other records for that to work even when they try to censor you out of existence with their revisionist history. Not only does this apply to Bachmann, and Pawlenty, but also to Dan Severson who has just announced he will run against Amy Klobuchar in the 2012 Senate race.
You'll be the gift that keeps on giving to your opposition, Bradlee Dean, because you are too bigoted, hateful and arrogant to know when you've gone too far. YOU will just keep going, just keep making your original mistake worse.
You Bradlee Dean in your unrepentant arrogance and hatred and bigotry are the gift that keeps on giving - like the band Deicide covers it. They seem to have a similar musical style, and a more appropriate name that fits Dean's views.
It's too bad that Dean doesn't have that other gift that would serve him so much better; the gift to see himself as others see him.